For a hundred years, the people of Prairie Bend have whispered Nathaniel's name in wonder and fear.Some say he is a folktale, created to frighten children on cold winter nights.Some swear he is a terrifying spirit retumed to avenge the past.But soon . . . very soon . . . some will learn that Nathaniel lives still--that he is darkly, horrifyingly real.Nathaniel--he is the voice that calls to young Michael Hall across the prairie night . . . the voice that draws the boy into the shadowy depths of the old, crumbling, forbidden barn . . . that chanting, compelling voice he will follow faithfully beyond the edge of terror."
John Saul's first novel, Suffer the Children, was an immediate million-copy bestseller. His other bestselling suspense novels include Perfect Nightmare, Black Creek Crossing, and The Presence. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling serial thriller The Blackstone Chronicles, initially published in six installments but now available in one complete volume. Saul divides his time between Seattle and Hawaii.